Principles of Emergency Management

Assignment objective: Become familiar with the “Principles of Emergency Management.”

This assignment should take about two hours to complete.

The purpose of this assignment is to learn about the principles of emergency management and reflect on how these principles may be applied.

Write a short essay (about 200 to 300 words) on how the principles of emergency management can be applied in preparing communities to respond to emergencies. Use the correct APA Style in-text citation format to reference sources.


Blanchard, W. B., Canton, L.G., Cwiak, C. L., Goss, K. C., McEntire, D. A., Newsome, L., Selves, M.D., Sorchik, E. A., Stenson, K., Turner III, J. E., Waugh, W. L., & West, D. (2007). Principles of emergency management supplement. Retrievedfrom

Federal Emergency Management Agency (2008). Emergency management: Definition, vision, mission, principles. Retrieved from

Federal Emergency Management Agency (2010). The Federal Emergency Management Agency Publication 1. Washington, DC: Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved from

Read Chapter 3: Ethos and core values and Chapter 4: Guiding principles

This assignment addresses Learning Outcome 1. Students will be able to understand the principles, standards, practices, programs, laws and public policies related to emergency management and homeland security